Driven by a passionate dedication to health, the spa town of Bad Nauheim enjoys an international reputation not just because of its tranquil parks and superior health spas, but because of its association with music’s most celebrated star, Elvis Presley. Alluring landmarks and colourful flowers decorate the quaint townscape, adding an enchanting sense of tranquillity to the picturesque place; guests can enjoy the town’s cultural diversity by discovering anything from budding rose gardens to art-nouveau architecture.
Considered one of the first cities in Germany to adopt the pioneering art-nouveau architecture, the architectural heritage of Bad Nauheim is celebrated in many of its beautiful buildings; exquisite examples are the Spa House, with its vibrant green domes, the Sprudelhof, with its opulent fountains and sprawling square, and The Fountain Sculptures. Guided art nouveau tours of the city expose architectural jewels and intriguing historical heritage integral to understanding the town’s unique culture.
During his American military service, Elvis Presley, unanimously proclaimed King of Rock and Roll, was posted in the quiet town of Bad Nauheim. The town fondly remembers his 18 month sojourn and commemorates significant places with plaques, murals and statues; Elvis enthusiasts can visit the 14 Goethestrasse (Elvis’ residence) and the gates of the Burgpforte Castle, which was featured on the album cover for Big Hunk O’ Love. The Elvis-Stele Memorial in Elvis Presley Platz has become a place of pilgrimage for fans and is consistently covered in commemorative flowers and candles.
Housed in a delightfully rustic house with wooden vaults, exposed brickwork and oak flooring, the inviting and atmospheric Gruner Baum serves traditional treats in a warm and welcoming ambience. Local specialities include savoury Schnitzel, sizzling Sirloin steak and veal cutlets accompanied by tart red cabbage and palate cleansing pickles.(Frankenstr. 24 61191 Rosbach vor der Höhe)